The Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) breeds from South Canada to North Mexico and West Indies. It is found in winter from Central America to Peru and North Argentina. Its natural habitats are coastal scrub, hedgerows, and forest edge. In winter prefers evergreen forests and mangroves. Adults are 30 cm (12 inches) in height and 50 g in weight.
It is above grayish-brown, broadly tipped with white, and below dull white. Bill deep yellow, and legs slaty. It feeds on insects, and lives in small groups.